The Philadelphia Eagles will not place the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent when the new league years begins on March 5, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman told reporters at the NFL Combine on Wednesday
“We’ve spent a lot of time discussing this internally and with him,” Roseman said, “and we’ve decided to let Nick become a free agent.
“It’s hard when you have someone who’s incredibly available to your organization at the most important position in sports. And at the same time, we’ve had incredible success with him when he’s had to play. Four playoff wins over the last two years. Great teammate. Huge resource for Carson and Nate Sudfeld, as well. But at the same time, he deserves an opportunity to lead a team. It’s a goal of his to lead another team and lead another locker room.”
With Foles now poised to hit the open market, reports have surfaced that he and the New York Giants share a mutual interest and Los Vegas sportsbook have gotten wind of that.
Bet Online released odds on where Foles will sign for the 2019 season and the Giants were listed at 16/1.
The full list of odds can be seen below:
Jacksonville Jaguars 2/3
Miami Dolphins 5/1
Cincinnati Bengals 9/1
Washington Redskins 9/1
Oakland Raiders 12/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12/1
New York Giants 16/1
Arizona Cardinals 25/1
Buffalo Bills 25/1
New York Jets 25/1
The Giants are committed to Eli Manning for the 2019 season, but general manager Dave Gettleman said on Wednesday that won’t stop the team from potentially signing a veteran quarterback. Could Foles be that guy?